New Book From the Owner of Twelve Mile Limit Is a Progressive Mix of Cocktails and Accountability

May 16, 2021

On Wednesday May 12th, beloved neighborhood cocktail bar, Twelve Mile Limit, opened their doors for indoor seating at 70% capacity. With 28 seats inside and additional seating on the outside patio, the bar is finally beginning to get back to normal, after an unpredictable year. “We wanted to wait to open indoor seating until our […]


Lynda Woolard Discusses Her New Progressive Podcast, Louisiana Lefty, in an Interview With Big Easy Magazine

May 5, 2021

Danae Columbus caught up with veteran campaign organizer and strategist, Lynda Woolard, the day after the second congressional district race to ask her about her new podcast for progressives. Louisiana Lefty can be heard on multiple podcast platforms, and can be found at LouisianaLefty.Rocks. Louisiana Lefty’s stated goal is “to democratize information, demystify party politics, […]


Historic Children’s Hospital Continues to Lead the Pack in Pediatrics

April 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: After community outreach, Big Easy Magazine took the opportunity to talk to Children’s Hospital New Orleans in an effort to learn more about their services and impact on the community. Contributing writer, Danae Columbus interviewed Children’s Hospital Chief Executive Officer, John Nickens.    DC:  What was the impetus for creating a hospital for […]


Celebrate Sustainability: New Orleans’ First Zero Waste Supply & Bulk Refill Shop Opens on Earth Day

April 13, 2021

There are zero reasons why you should be wasting your money on single-use products with plastic packaging, especially now that New Orleans’ first zero waste supply and bulk refill store, Vintage Green Review, is opening for business!  After occupying 3530 Magazine Street with a multi-week pop-up, Vintage Green Review has announced that it will permanently […]


Black and Gay Elevates LGBTQ Voices in New Orleans

March 28, 2021

Black and Gay is a worldwide directory made up of Black LGBTQ artists, writers, businesses, and everyone in between. The group promotes sponsored events for black and gay businesses, participates in fundraising events, and facilitates distribution of safe sex materials to Black and Gay subscribers.  Founded by Michael Myers, Black and Gay is a directory […]


Local Woman Throws Birthday Party for an Entire Year of Road Construction in Front of Her Home

March 18, 2021

Natalie Naquin Harvey was frustrated when she took to Facebook. It had been a year since her street in Lakeview had been under construction, so she attacked the issue in the only way she knew how: with humor. Due to the road work she has been dealing with, she made a cake. The confection boasted […]


Vaccine Heroes: The Women of Color in Charge of InclusivCare

March 11, 2021

InclusivCare has been helping underserved minority communities for 17 years. To celebrate Martin Luther King’s Day, they held a massive COVID vaccine drive. I spoke with CEO, Dr. Shondra Williams, and COO, Dr. Dwana Green about their organization, their accomplishments, and what those accomplishments mean as women of color. InclusivCare services the Marrero, Kenner, Avondale, […]


Interview With Owner of Newly Opened Black-Owned Coffee Shop and Book Store, Baldwin & Co.

February 25, 2021

D.J. Johnson, owner of the newly opened bookstore and coffee shop, Baldwin & Co., didn’t picture himself owning a bookstore. The New Orleans native was working in IT in Atlanta, when his mother’s illness called him back to New Orleans. After her recovery, he worked on building a real estate portfolio before deciding that he […]


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